CHIROPRACTIC

Dr Leanne Cross - Principal Chiropractor
Dr Leanne Cross started her career in Chiropractic in Blackwater in 2012 after graduating with a Bachelor of Chiropractic Science and a Masters of Chiropractic from Macquarie University in Sydney. Growing up in Queensland's South Burnett region, Leanne loves rural life. Long passionate about health, fitness and well-being, before becoming a chiropractor she studied many health related courses including Certificate III in Fitness and Certificate IV in Personal Training, Certificate II in Dental Assisting and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Physical Education.
 
In 2019, Dr Leanne completed 2 years of post-graduate study through the Australian College of Chiropractic Paediatrics (ACCP), of which she is a current member and now specialises solely in caring for children. She has co-authored a policy document for the ACCP on Growth Monitoring of children. With almost 10 years in the dental industry before graduating as a chiropractor both  in general and specialist dental practices, Dr Leanne also felt naturally led to work with tongue and lip ties in her practice today.
Dr Leanne works holistically to assess your child and is qualified in many varied chiropractic techniques including Diversified, Gonstead, ABC™ (Advanced Biostructural Correction), NET™ (Neuro Emotional Technique), Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT), Dry Needling Therapy (DNT) and is currently studying the AK (Applied Kinesiology) Seminar Series to become a Certified AK practitioner. She is a member of the Australian Chiropractors Association of Australia (ACA) and tutored chiropractic students at Central Queensland University (CQU) in Mackay when she was living in Sarina in 2014-2016. 
 
In her spare time, Dr Leanne loves to be on the water - particularly barefoot waterskiing and has cared for the Queensland and Australian Barefoot Waterski Teams. In 2016 she competed at the World Barefoot Waterski Championships in Wisconsin, USA as part of the Australian Barefoot Team, placing 5th in her division. Dr Leanne now lives and works mostly in Emerald at Alive Chiropractic and travels to Sarina every 6 weeks. She is focused on making sure parents understand what is happening with their children's bodies and their health, taking the time necessary to work with you to find your best healthcare plan. Call our friendly staff to book an appointment today on 07 4943 0100 or BOOK ONLINE now!
Dr Ashley Thomas - Chiropractor
Dr Ashley Thomas graduated from Central Queensland University, Mackay in 2017 with a Bachelor of Chiropractic Science and a Master of Clinical Chiropractic.  At the completion of her master’s degree she was awarded ‘The Chiropractors Association of Australia (QLD) Masters Prize’, as well as Student
of the Year, Adjuster of the Year, Chiropractic Radiologist of the Year and Researcher of the Year.
She was drawn to the benefits of chiropractic from a young age where she experienced first-hand the dramatic improvements that chiropractic care can make to your overall health and well-being. It not only improved her posture, but helped to alleviate her migraines and keep her pain free through her ballet years.
 
Growing up in the Sarina region, Dr Ashley is passionate about bringing natural and effective healthcare solutions to her hometown. For Dr Ashley, being a chiropractor is more than just adjusting bones, it’s adjusting the way people think about their health, their wellness and their bodies.
Dr Ashley has experience in a number of manual and low-force techniques including Diversified Technique, ABC™ (Advanced Biostructural Correction), Activator Methods®, NET™ (Neuro Emotional Technique) and Dry Needling Therapy to ensure she can find an adjusting style that works for you!
 
She has a keen interest in family care and enjoys helping people of all ages work towards their optimal health goals.​ When not adjusting, Dr Ashley loves keeping active and getting outdoors often. She is a travel enthusiast, vegetarian foodie and avid dog lover. With a positive approach to healthcare, Dr Ashley aims to help you better understand how your body functions and show you how chiropractic care may help to improve your life. Call our office today on 07 4943 0100 to book an appointment with Dr Ashley or BOOK ONLINE now!
Dr Brad Morgan - Chiropractor
Dr. Brad offers a range of techniques in treating musculoskeletal presentations including; Diversified manual chiropractic adjusting techniques, Percussion Therapy (deep tissue massage machines), Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT), Muscle Energy Technique (MET), soft tissue massage, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Massage (IASTM), Dry Needling Therapy (DNT), Activator, functional movement based therapies and rehabilitation.
Dr Brad has a passion for functional movement, health, healing and education. He believes that his job is to help to improve the function of the spine and nervous system to enhance the health and wellbeing of the whole body. “The chiropractic philosophy centres around the body’s own natural ability to function and heal itself. This healing can be negatively affected by too much stress – physical, chemical or emotional.”  Dr. Brad will work with you to identify areas of stress and progress you towards your optimum health and function.
Dr Brad has a diverse background as a result of having multiple long term careers in a variety of different fields which ultimately lead him to become a chiropractor. Dr Brad also  has a long history in health and fitness. He obtained a Certificate 4 as a Master Personal Trainer in 2002 and has continued to study and train people in functional movement since that time.
Dr Brad is originally from Western Australia and moved his family from Kununurra, in the Kimberley region to Mackay to undertake the chiropractic course at Central Queensland University in Mackay.  
Call our office today on 07 4943 0100 to book an appointment with Dr Brad or BOOK ONLINE now!

MASSAGE

Russell van Den Bosch - Massage Therapist

Russell van Den Bosch has been working as a massage therapist alongside chiropractors for 7 years. His interest in holistic health evolved from a previous calling in construction. He is also completed a Certificate 4 in Personal Training, which allows him to appreciate and provide a therapeutic relief to a broad demographic of people.
Since becoming a therapist in 2009, he encountered many different modalities and sought training from various industry leaders and world educators, searching for his niche and what it was that makes massage so profound. As he delved deeper into the understanding of the human system, he realised that there was so much complexity to our state of health and even though he employs many of the Remedial techniques he has learned, he has come full circle and these days, proudly reflects the reason he took an interest in massage in the first place; to simply make people feel better. As simplistic as this sounds, the subtle and discreet physiological changes that occur within our bodies are truely incredible.
The simple goal in any treatment is to help people cope with the stressors from their environment by modulating pain in an attempt to alter patterns of behaviour. This is the reality regardless of the symptom that presents itself, and regardless of massage technique used, he has one philosophy he will always believe in:
 
"By nourishing our internal environment, we facilitate our body to heal and flourish".
For those still sold by clinical academic achievements, you will have confidence knowing Russell uses techniques learned from Stuart Hinds (5x Australian Olympic Soft Tissue Therapist), Neil Asher (Osteopath, NAT), Joe Muscolino (DC), Dave Sheehan (Myofascial Cupping), Justin Price (educator, Biomechanics Method), Dave Weinstock (NeuroKinetic Therapy), Michelle Vassallo (Manual Lymphatic Drainage), and he is currently studying NeuroPhysics Therapy.
Call our office today on 07 4943 0100 to book an appointment with Russell or BOOK ONLINE now!

Shannon Pietzner - Massage Therapist

Shannon Pietzner is a qualified Massage Therapist she completed her studies in Townsville through Evolve College. Shannon offers Deep Relaxation Massage, and has experience in Remedial Massage and Pregnancy Massage. She looks forward to working with people of all ages and lifestyles to make positive improvements in their health, wellbeing and overall quality of life.

Shannon is also a current student at CQ University, Mackay. Completing her Bachelor in Chiropractic science. Her passion is helping people to the best of her ability, she believes the feeling of making a positive change in someone’s health and wellbeing is an amazing feeling and something she strives to achieve. She is very passionate in the treatment of patients and will provide them with the best care she can provide.

From a young age Shannon was drawn to the benefits of Chiropractic and Massage. She experienced the benefits when she had a sporting injury, and the combination of chiropractic and massage was the only thing that was allowing her to continue her sporting and day to day tasks. Her belief is that chiropractic care combined with massage therapy can allow the body to perform at an optimal level.
Shannon will be joining our team soon!

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